Silva to fight St. Pierre

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:55 AM ET

LAS VEGAS - Next up for Anderson Silva and his lethal left foot - a date with Canadian Georges St. Pierre.

UFC president Dana White confirmed as much Saturday night after Silva destroyed challenger Vitor Belfort to retain his world middleweight title.

With the caveat that St. Pierre wins his next bout on April 30 in Toronto and comes out of it healthy, White plans to make the UFC dream bout happen.

"I think that if Georges wins his next fight, that's what we will do," White said in the post fight press conference. "The biggest challenge is where it will be. Itís all just theory. GSP has to win his fight and he has to come out healthy.

"He's going to fight Georges St. Pierre at 185 pounds."

So if the bout indeed happens, that means GSP would have to vacate his welterweight crown to challenge Silva.

White hasn't ruled out Toronto as a possible venue for the fight, which would likely take place late in 2011. But given the magnitude of the match-up, several cities will want in on it.

Silva, meanwhile, said he's open to the possibility but he won't move out of his class.

"I'm not planning to move up in weight or move down in weight," Silva said after the bout. "I want to maintain where I am and prepare for my next combat.

"It's going to be a fun fight. There's going to be punches thrown, kicks thrown. It's going to be fun."


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